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Hi,

I had to uninstall office 2007 and reinstall office 2003.Now what happens is when i open a file which was shared in office 2007 now when i open it shows as read only.

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Sharath
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Have you tried the compatibility pack for office 2007? it allows older versions of office to open files written in 2007. I have had it fix some strange 2003 to 2007 issues. here is a link.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en 
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Chris i have installed this pack only then it opens.After it opens it opens the xlsx file as read only and with some strange names.This is not with 1 machine.This happens with about 50 machines
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do you still have a machine running office 2007? if so open one of the problem files with the 2007 machine and resave the file as a 2003 xls file format instead of of a xlsx. then try and open it with the 2003 machine again.
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Chris.
If i try this it works fine.Saving 100's of files as save as is too dfficult.

THX
Sharath
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From what i have read there is no easy way to go back to 2003. Microsoft has a converter to go to doc to docx but not viceversa. There are many online buisnesses that will convert the files back for some $$$. if you are me i wouldnt send my doc's out to just anyone. looks like the best bet is to either move everyone to 2007 or convert each file manually back to 2003.
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